A Veteran to Me
-Nathan Turner, 8th grade
A veteran to me
Is a person who is brave
And will put everything aside
To give everyone their freedom
And to save their precious lives
Someone who is dedicated
To serving their country
Someone who is strong and bright
And fights for what they know is right
Someone who is disciplied
And can accomplish anything
That is what a Veteran truly is to me
And that is why I sincerely say
Thank you all you great men and women
For keeping me out of harms way
-Brianna Bussey, 8th grade
My brother is a soldier, but to me, a hero.
He's the one that calls on holidays and tells us he wishes he was home.
He's the one that has to miss birthdays, graduations, and weddings.
He's the one that we barely recognize when he comes home.
He's the one that fights for our freedom, which we don't always get.
He's the one that spends Christmas with a rifle in his hand.
He's the one that barely gets any sleep at night.
He's the one that has to work all day in the blazing heat.
He's the one in Iraq risking his life at every moment.
He's the one that receives letters from home that remind him exactly why he's fighting.
He's the one that has to watch his friends get shot, and can't do anything about it.
He's the one risking everything he has, for our country.
He's the one that counts down the days until he's finally home.
He's the one that is always in the back of our mind.
He's the one that we all love and miss very much.
He's the one that will never be forgotten.
A soldier to America, a hero in my heart.